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diegesis

[ dahy-uh-jee-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈdʒi sɪs /
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noun, plural di·e·ge·ses [dahy-uh-jee-seez]. /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒi siz/. (in literature, film, etc.)
the telling of a story by a narrator who summarizes events in the plot and comments on the conversations, thoughts, etc., of the characters.Compare mimesis (def. 2b).
the sphere or world in which these narrated events and other elements occur.
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Origin of diegesis

First recorded in 1800–10; from Greek diēgēsis “a narrative,” derivative of diēgeisthai “to describe, narrate,” from dia- “passing through, thoroughly” (see dia-) + hēgeîsthai “to guide”

OTHER WORDS FROM diegesis

di·e·get·ic [dahy-uh-jet-ik], /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use diegesis in a sentence

  • A surgeon has bought the 'Diegesis', and tendered me half a sovereign to give him a private lecture to-morrow evening.

    The Battle of The Press|Theophila Carlile Campbell
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